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Note: Information provided in PDF files, unless otherwise noted.


On March 15, 2011, Governor Brewer presented her plan to preserve Arizona's Medicaid program with reforms that will drive down costs by an estimated $500 million in the State's General Fund for the partial first year. The plan was approved by the Legislature as part of the FY 2012 budget adoption.

The plan includes changes to the AHCCCS member benefits and will be effective October 1, 2011, unless otherwise indicated. More information is provided below. Continue to check this page for updates as they become available.

Fact Sheets

AHCCCS Memos to Providers

AHCCCS will publish memoranda regarding additional information as it becomes available.

Information for Members

AHCCCS members received the following information from their respective Health Plans.

Regulatory Updates

Proposed changes to the Administrative Code, State Plan, and 1115 Waiver will be posted here as they become available.

Administrative Code (rules) State Plan Amendments (SPAs) 1115 Waiver Requests


The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) respond to inquiries about the benefit changes. As AHCCCS continues its review, it will update the FAQs. If you do not find a response to your question, please email: LegislativeBenefitChange@azahcccs.gov. Members should contact their health plans for additional information.

Benefit Changes FAQs- 2011 (Updated 3-15-13) [48KB] Updated
Respite Changes FAQs [15KB]